Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
49ers, Raiders, Warriors Dance Team,
Stanford, Foster Farms Bowl,
Race Across America, Brazen Racing

A Very Special Win (Cal)
By Alyssa Block

Kathy Sandelin, aka Skull Lady

A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 13
Issue No. 97

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Monday, Dec. 7
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins, 5:30 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB v. Incarnate Word,
     7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Golden State Warriors @ Indiana Pacers, 4 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Utah Jazz, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Calgary Flames, 6 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB @ Marquette, 5 p.m.
USF (W) BB @ Long Beach State, 7 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ University of Nevada, 11 a.m.
San Jose State (W) BB v. South Dakota, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers, 6:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Incarnate Word, 8 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Arizona, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals, 5:25 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ San Antonio Rampage, 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 11
Golden State Warriors @ Boston Celtics, 4:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (M) BB @ Humboldt State,
     7:30 p.m.
Sonoma State (W) BB @ Humboldt State,
     5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Golden State Warriors @ Milwaukee Bucks,
     5:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Minnesota Wild, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. San Diego Gulls, 1:20 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Texas Stars, 5 p.m.
Cal (M) BB @ Saint Mary's, 12:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB v. Pacific Union, 7:30 p.m.
UOP (M) BB @ Fresno State, 4 p.m.
SF State (M) BB @ Humboldt State University,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Portland, 7:05 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Simpson, 5 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Nebraska, 5 p.m.
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Texas Tech, 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Washington State, 1 p.m.
SF State (W) BB @ Humboldt State University,
     5:30 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. San Jose State, 2 p.m.
Cal State East Bay @ Menlo, 5:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. San Diego, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13
San Francisco 49ers @ Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m.
Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m.
Buffalo Bills @ Philadelphia Eagles, 10 a.m.
Detroit Lions @ St. Louis Rams, 10 a.m.
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
     10 a.m.
Tennessee Titans @ NY Jets  10 a.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10 a.m.
New England Patriots @ Houston Texans, 10 a.m.
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 10 a.m.
San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m.
Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears, 10 a.m.
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers, 10 a.m.
Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers, 1:25 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Baltimore Ravens, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda @ Ontario Reign, 3 p.m.
San Jose State (M) BB v. Montana State, 2 p.m.
Stanford (W) BB @ Texas, 10 a.m.
UC Davis (W) BB v. Sacramento State, 2 p.m.
Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
Nashville Sounds (Oakland A's) -- AAA,
     Pacific Coast League
Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --
     AAA, Pacific Coast League
San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) --    
     Advanced A, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Advanced A,
     California League
(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM
Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network
Cal football: KGO 810 AM
Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM
Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio
Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game,  KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM
Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 
San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO
     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM
San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM
San Jose Barracuda: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KDOW 1220 AM
San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco
San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM
Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)
Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM
Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM
Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM
UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM

We have forty-four defenses for him,
but he has forty-five ways to score.
~Al Attles (on Nate Archibald)
NBA player and Golden State Warriors coach, 
including the 1975 NBA championship. Attles's number 16 
is retired by the Warriors.

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

49ers v. Bears - 12-6-15 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert explodes up the middle for a 44-yard touchdown to tie the game with 1:42 left in the fourth quarter and keeping the team's chances alive. The 49ers would win in overtime, capitalizing on a missed Chicago Bears field goal that would have ended the game as time expired in regulation play. 

49ers v. Chicago - 12-6-15 - Michael Zagaris
49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith approaches the 20-yard line on his way to scoring the winning touchdown, sending the Chicago Bears to a 26-20 overtime defeat on Sunday. Smith was on the receiving end of a 71-yard pass play from quarterback Blaine Gabbert, which improved San Francisco's record to 4-8. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

49ers Cheerleaders - 11-15 - Kenny Karst
The San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders dance on the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara during halftime on September 3.

Raiders vs. KC - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray had a workman-like day on Sunday versus Kansas City and gained 86 yards on 20 carries. Above, Murray pushes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Unfortunately the Raiders would fall short, losing to the Chiefs, 34-20, at Coliseum. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders vs. KC - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith brought his A game to Coliseum on Sunday as the Chiefs handed the Oakland Raiders a 34-20 defeat. Smith played a major role in the victory, running for a 19-yard scamper, throwing for two touchdowns and scoring another himself. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders v. Kansas City - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
Pro Football Hall of Fame President and Executive Director David Baker was on hand Sunday afternoon to present former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown his Hall of Fame ring. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

Raiders v. Kansas City - 12-6-15 - Ed Jay
On Sunday Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown proudly displayed his Hall of Fame ring and proclaimed the Raider Nation the best fans in the NFL. While playing at Notre Dame, Brown won the Heisman Trophy and later established himself as one of the NFL's most prolific wide receivers. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Warriors Dance Team - 11-30-15 - Ed Jay
The Warriors Dance Team unveiled their 2016 Swimsuit Calendar on Monday, Nov. 30, at Blu 42 Sports Lounge in Walnut Creek. All 21 Dance Team members were available to meet with fans and sign autographs. The 2015 Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy was also on display for fans to photograph. To purchase a calendar, click here. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Warriors Calendar Girls - 11-28-15 - Ed Jay
The Warriors Dance Team members direct some love to "Larry," the  NBA Championship Trophy. To purchase a calendar, click here. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

Warriors Calendar Girls - 11-30-15 - Ed Jay
The 2016 Warriors Dance Team Swimsuit Calendar was shot in Las Vegas, NV earlier this year and features all 21 Warriors Dance Team members. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Stanford v. USC - 12-5-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford's Heisman Trophy candidate, running back Christian McCaffrey, surpassed his idol Barry Sanders' NCAA single-season record for all-purpose yards while leading the Cardinal to a 41-22 victory over the USC Trojans in the 2015 Pac-12 Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  #6 Stanford will meet the #5 Iowa Hawkeyes, the Big Ten champions, in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Stanford v. USC - 12-5-15 - Kenny Karst
Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste (89) leaps high for a Kevin Hogan pass as USC safety Marvell Tell III (7) defends during the 2015 Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara last Saturday night. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

Sranford v. USC - 12-5-15 - Kenny Karst
USC quarterback Cody Kessler is sacked for a loss by Stanford defensive end Brennan Scarlett, a transfer from Cal, as the Cardinal defeated the Trojans, 41-22, in the 2015 Pac-12 Championship to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

John Elway - 12-5-15 - Kenny Karst
Former Stanford Cardinal and Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was on hand with other Pac-12 veteran football players at the 2015 Pac-12 Championship game. In a pre-game ceremony, Elway was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Century, and former USC Trojans and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Ronnie Lott was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Century. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 

ECLA - Foster Farms Bowl - 12-15 - Kenny Karst
UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen, seen here versus Stanford on Oct. 15, threw for 3351 yards and 20 touchdowns this year and will lead his Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The Foster Farms Bowl is scheduled for a 6:15 p.m. kickoff and will be shown to a national audience by ESPN. For more information and tickets, visit Photo by Kenny Karst.

RAAM - 12-7-15 - Vic Armijo
He raced across America! Since 2008 the famed Race Across America bicycle race has finished in Annapolis, Md. at City Dock. Shown here at the finish line is Dave Haase, the second place solo male racer and top American in the 2015 race. Haase completed the 3,000 mile race from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis in 8 days, 20 hours and 6 minutes. Haase hopes to get below 8 days in the 2016 event which starts on June 16. Expect to see him at City Dock on June 23 or 24! For information, visit
Photo: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

Brazen Racing - 11-26-15 - Rich Yee
For early morning enthusiasts on Thanksgiving Day, one option was the Nitro Turkey race, a fund raiser sponsored by Brazen Racing for food banks of Contra Costa and Solano counties. Thanksgiving-themed costumes were encouraged and runners delivered! For more information, visit To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

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Sports Pulse
Alyssa -- 11-28-2015
A Very Special Win

By Alyssa Block

Two years ago, the prospect of seeing Cal boast of a winning football record while I was a student appeared dim. Up until the end of the third quarter on Saturday night, that still held true. We were 3.5-point favorites for our season finale against Arizona State University but for most of the game, it seemed like ASU would emerge victorious.

Each team had a lot riding on the game, with bowl game prospects and a winning record on the horizon. With Cal down by 21 points early on, a friend and I looked to the field and commiserated about the seemingly impending defeat.

And then something changed. Cal picked up momentum and suddenly we were ahead. It was a precarious lead and my friends and I refrained from making any assumptions about victory until triumph was absolutely guaranteed. It turns out that moment did not come until, in true Cal football fashion, the clock expired.

For me this game held special importance as it was the final game to watch in my undergraduate career. So many thoughts and feelings rushed through me as I prepared for the game; I felt differently than I did the blustery 2012 morning when I hiked up to California Memorial Stadium for my first game, yet this didn't feel quite like the final one. I collected all my Cal gear, donned many warm layers, and trekked up to the stadium and it all was so surreal.

My goal for this final game was to soak up as much spirit as possible and create as many happy memories as I could. I welcomed in the team as they entered the stadium and participated in the pregame parade back up to the stadium. I got to partake in the flag run-out to start the game; I hoisted the flag as I ran amidst the Cal Band and senior football players on the field, with thousands of fans in the stands, in a thrilling moment of indescribable pride. I also waved the Cal flag during the second quarter when we scored our first touchdown and I helped to guard the giant California banner that waves brilliantly atop the student section.

As the clock wound down and it looked like we might just win, my friends and I clenched each other's hands and impatiently waited. Matt Anderson had four seconds to kick a field goal and change the season's narrative and the entire stadium had grown eerily silent. My thought in that moment of limbo was simply, "Please, please make it."
He did. And as he did, a torrent of emotion and joy overwhelmed me. The season did not end in heartbreak as so many before had. We wouldn't settle at 6-6; we got to be 7-5, the first winning season my peers and I got to see. In typical Cal football fashion, this game came down to the literal end and this time the Bears delivered. To be honest, I wouldn't have had this final game end any other way.

My friends and I exited the stadium by walking onto the field once the stadium emptied out. We looked up at the scoreboard proclaiming our glorious victory, gazed at the gold benches gleaming back at us under the lights, and kept shuffling our feet towards the North Tunnel exit. In that moment, I tried to bundle everything together into one final football memory; the majestic swells of blue and gold that come together each season around a common passion; the tradition and history that we get to relive and remake each autumn game day; the tears, the triumphs and the thrills. I want to take it all with me, for the rest of my life.

Alyssa Block is a fourth-year student at Cal and has been an avid Cal fan since she arrived on campus. Interestingly enough, some family members are Stanford fans, leading to spirited exchanges. Despite a busy schedule, Alyssa is also in charge of Instagram for the Ultimate Sports Guide. Visit us at @ultimatesportsg.

Sports Pulse
Super Fan - Kathleen Sandelin
Kathleen Sandelin, aka Skull Lady

My name is Kathy Sandelin, aka Skull Lady.  I have been a Raiders fan all my life. I grew up in a small California town of approximately 400 people. We had four groups of families that were Raiders fans in this small town and every Sunday we would go to a different family's house to watch the Raiders game together.
One special memory happened at the Cooper's house. The Raiders were losing to the San Diego Chargers in the final minutes and everyone went into the kitchen to get food and drinks because they thought the game was over. I remained sitting on the ground in front of the television, still watching the game, and saw them hike the ball to Ken Stabler.
As Kenny was getting sacked, he fumbled the ball forward where Pete Banaszak grabbed it, fumbled it again, and Dave Casper fell on it in the end zone and the Raiders won the game. I remember calling for my dad and asking, "Does that count?! Does that count?!"
Everyone ran back in the living room and screamed when the referees called the touchdown good. This play was later named the Holy Roller and is still my favorite play to this day. Because of that play, my dad and I will never leave the game until the clock ticks down to zero.
I have been Skull Lady and a Raiders season ticket holder since 2000. It all started when I went to a Raiders versus Rams preseason game in 1995 for my honeymoon. My husband and I snuck down to the lower section of seats where we ran into the super fan, Violator.
My husband grabbed him as he was walking up the stairs, told him that we were on our honeymoon and asked him if he would take a picture with me. The Violator asked him, "How did you get her to let you come to a Raiders game on your honeymoon?"
My husband told him, "It was her idea!"
The Violator got the biggest kick out of that and took a picture with me. Later my sister and I scored tickets to the Raiders versus Dolphins playoff game in 2000 and decided we were going to go to the Halloween store and buy face paint to paint up like the Violator.
As we walked in the store, my niece Taylor, who was four years old, pointed to this costumed mannequin and said, "Aunt Kathy, you need to wear that to the Raiders game."
My sister convinced me into buying the costume by promising me she would make me a custom-made Otis Sistrunk (my favorite player) jersey to wear with it. We went home, put the costume and face paint on and left for Oakland. As I was walking into the stadium, the first super fan I saw was the Violator. We then ran into Spike, who named me Skull Lady.
From that point on I have been dressing up as Skull Lady. I have only missed one Raiders home game since I bought my season tickets in 2000. Over the years I have had so many great experiences being Skull Lady.   I have traveled to many stadiums: Tennessee, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, and even England.
I love going to the away games and meeting Raiders fans from all over the world. I have met so many people that have touched my life. They have put me in magazines like Sports Illustrated, People, and Lowrider.  My picture was in the book with the Raiders players the year we went to the American Football Conference playoffs with the Tennessee Titans. They have put me in several commercials and they even put my picture in the Hall of Fame.  (That was an honor.)
One of my favorite memories was when my mom painted her face, along with my sister, sister-in-law, niece Nicole (aka Skull Baby), and a friend.  Everyone loved that three generations of female Raiders fans went to the game.  
Our seats are in front of the Raiderettes. Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of these girls. During a game in Oakland, my favorite Raiderette, Adrianne, aka Mama, told me not to leave after the game and that she had something for me. After the game was over, she walked up to me and started crying. She said that this was her last year of cheering and that she was retiring and wanted me to have these; she handed me her pom-poms. I was so excited that I left the stadium cheering with those pom-poms all the way into the parking lot. Everyone must have thought I was crazy because the Raiders had just lost the game.
As Skull Lady, I have been involved in charity work, from golf tournament to 5k runs, to helping disabled veterans to fighting cancer.  My favorite charity is the Children's Tumor Foundation. This one hits close to home because my niece, Dakota, was born with a tumor on her brain and diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF) when she was a baby. Our family is very involved with this charity to help find a cure.  
I go to every Raiders game with my brother and my dad and we begin our tailgate five hours before game time. My favorite thing to do at tailgates is to paint up the little kids in the parking lot. I have had parents bring their kids (now teenagers) and show me pictures of my painting their faces at their first Raiders game.
I had one experience where a lady walked up to me and showed me a picture of me sitting on the lap of an older gentleman in a wheel chair. I told her I remember taking that picture on his birthday. She told me that he had passed away and one of his last favorite memories was meeting Skull Lady at a Raiders game. They had that picture on the board at his funeral. I never realized that dressing up at a Raiders game would ever lead to so many positive experiences and touch so many peoples' lives in such a positive way.
My goal as a Raiders fan is to make every fan enjoy the Raiders experience, from the tailgate to the actual game. We are the most loyal fans in the world and I love my Raiders family.   
Kathleen Sandelin, aka Skull Lady,  is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photos by Ed Jay. 

Sports Pulse

Super Fan Chase, Feb. 3-6
The Super Fan Chase will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 3-6, the week before Super Bowl 50. It will involve up to 50 businesses providing sports-themed entertainment for contestants who will receive a passport that each business stamps before contestants move to the next destination. The first team delivering the most stamps within the allotted time wins a VIP viewing experience to the Big Game.

Participating businesses include the Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery of Santa Clara, Adobe Road Winery of Sonoma, Visionary Moments of Santa Clara, Russell City Sports Bar & Grill in Hayward, 7D Experience of PIER 39 in San Francisco, WimZr (at your app store), SF Drone School of San Francisco, Sports Basement, and DJI flying and camera stabilization systems. For fan and/or sponsorship details, visit,, Twitter @SuperFanChase or

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   Odds to win Super Bowl 50
Carolina Panthers          5/1
New England Patriots    5/1
Arizona Cardinals           6/1
Denver Broncos             8/1
Cincinnati Bengals         9/1
Green Bay Packers        9/1
Seattle Seahawks          9/1
Pittsburgh Steelers     12/1
Kansas City Chiefs       35/1
Indianapolis Colts       40/1
Minnesota Vikings      40/1

New York Giants      45/1
New York Jets           65/1
Washington Redskins     65/1
Philadelphia Eagles    85/1
Dallas Cowboys        100/1
Houston Texans        100/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers    100/1
Atlanta Falcons         150/1
Buffalo Bills                175/1
Chicago Bears           300/1
Miami Dolphins        300/1

Jacksonville Jaguars    1250/1
Oakland Raiders          1250/1
New Orleans Saints      1500/1
Detroit Lions                 3000/1
San Francisco 49ers     3000/1
St Louis Rams               3000/1


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49ers Schedule


Regular Season

Date                    Opponent      Time                 TV

Mon., Sep. 14       Minnesota       7:20 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Sep. 20        @ Pittsburgh    10:00 a.m.        FOX

Sun., Sep. 27        @ Arizona         1:05 p.m.          

Sun., Oct. 4           Green Bay        1:25 p.m.        


Sun., Oct. 11        @ NY Giants      5:30 p.m.         NBC

Sun., Oct. 18        Baltimore          1:25 p.m.         CBS        

Thu., Oct. 22        Seattle               5:25 p.m.       CBS/NFLN

Sun., Nov. 1         @ St. Louis       10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Nov. 8         Atlanta              1:05 p.m.           FOX        

Sun., Nov. 15       BYE

Sun., Nov. 22      @ Seattle         1:25 p.m.            FOX

Sun., Nov. 29       Arizona            1:05 p.m.            FOX        

Sun., Dec. 6         @ Chicago        10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Dec. 13       @ Cleveland    10:00 a.m.         FOX        

Sun., Dec. 20       Cincinnati         5:30 p.m.           NBC

Sun., Dec. 27       @ Detroit        10:00 a.m.          FOX

Sun., Jan. 3          St. Louis           1:25 p.m.            FOX        

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Regular Season

Date                Opponent          Time               TV

Sun., Sep. 13   Cincinnati            1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 20   Baltimore            1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 27   @ Cleveland       10:00 a.m.          CBS   

Sun., Oct. 4      @ Chicago          10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Oct. 11    Denver                1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Oct. 18    BYE                

Sun., Oct. 25   @ San Diego       1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Nov. 1    NY Jets                 1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun. Nov. 8     @ Pittsburgh       10:00 a.m.         CBS

Sun., Nov. 15  Minnesota           1:05 p.m.           FOX

Sun., Nov. 22  @ Detroit            10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Nov. 29  @ Tennessee      10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Dec. 6    Kansas City          1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Dec. 13  @ Denver            1:05 p.m.            CBS   

Sun., Dec. 20  Green Bay           1:05 p.m.             FOX

Thu., Dec. 24  San Diego            5:25 p.m.           NFLN

Sun., Jan. 3     @ Kansas City    10:00 a.m.            CBS

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Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being longtime Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.


San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street


East Bay

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek



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The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame



Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell   


Fair Oaks

Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.


Half Moon Bay 

Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road


Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  


Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real


Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   


San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    


San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue


Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue


Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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